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LCM in the News

Resilient Museum Much More than Child’s Play

February 13, 2019

“In August 2005, the board of directors of the Louisiana Children’s Museum approved a modest $2-million plan to expand outreach for parents by remodeling 1,500 sq ft of the museum’s existing 30,000 sq ft of space. A few weeks later, Hurricane Katrina hit.”

Louisiana Children’s Museum picks group for café at new campus

December 12, 2018

“Louisiana Children’s Museum has selected a local partner to run a café at its new City Park campus that will be opening next year.”

Louisiana Children’s Museum will open in City Park with new Dickie Brennan café

December 11, 2018

“The Louisiana Children’s Museum is there to feed hungry young minds. Its new location, now taking shape in City Park, will also have its own café to feed their appetites, as well as those of the adults trying to keep up with them.”


Where does work stand on children’s museum, sculpture garden in New Orleans City Park?

September 8, 2018

“For anyone driving along Henry Thomas Drive in City Park over the past couple of months, the rumble of tractors and screeching of cranes have become familiar.”

Children’s museum gets a new home

March 1, 2017

In late 2018, the Louisiana Children’s Museum will close the iconic blue doors of its downtown New Orleans location and introduce a new state-of-the-art complex in the heart of New Orleans City Park. By striking partnerships with local organizations and building new facilities — including an event lawn, a literacy center and an exhibit recreating the flow of the Mississippi River, the space will serve as a local child development resource hub for parents and kids alike.

Louisiana Children’s Museum Relocating to $45.5M City Park Site

January 27, 2017

The Louisiana Children’s Museum has announced that they are moving. They are building a new $45.5 million Children’s Museum in the city’s New Orleans City Park.

Click here to read the full article from Blooloop.

What to expect in the Louisiana Children’s Museum at City Park

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On Wednesday, January 25, the Louisiana Children’s Museum announced details on its upcoming City Park location. The groundbreaking for its new site will take place in 2017, according to the museum officials.

The $45.5 million campus is designed by Seattle-based architecture firm Mithun. Waggonner & Ball will serve as the local architects for the project.

Click here to read the full article from Curbed NOLA.

Louisiana Children’s Museum building $45.5M campus in City Park

January 25, 2017

The new campus will feature interactive galleries focused on Louisiana’s natural environment, the evolution of the Mississippi River, relationship building between parents and children and the state’s music, art and cultural heritage, museum leaders said. It’s scheduled to open late next year.

Click here to read the full article from NOLA.com.

Louisiana Children’s Museum to begin construction on $45.5 million facility in New Orleans City Park

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The Louisiana Children’s Museum has secured the funding for its long-awaited move to City Park, a $45.5 million project expected to be complete by 2018.

Museum, park and city officials on Wednesday formally announced that the project’s financing goals had been met, a few weeks after planners invited construction firms to submit qualifications for the work. Construction is expected to begin later this year.

Click here to read the full article from The Advocate New Orleans.

Construction to begin on new Louisiana Children’s Museum

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Construction is scheduled to start later this year at the new site of the Louisiana Children’s Museum.

The museum is moving from its Warehouse District home into a $45.5 million, 8.5-acre campus at City Park. It is expected to open in late 2018.

Click here to read the full article from City Business.

New Louisiana Children’s Museum will cover 8.5 acres in City Park

January 25, 2017

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Louisiana Children’s Museum relocating to $45.5M site in City Park

January 25, 2017

The Louisiana Children’s Museum is ready to “take it outside.”

That’s why museum officials announced today that they’re building a $45.5 million Children’s Museum at  New Orleans City Park.

Click here to read the full article from WGNO.

Children’s Museum officials unveil plans for new location in City Park

January 25, 2017

Louisiana Children’s Museum staff and city and state leaders unveiled plans for a new facility in City Park.

Groundbreaking for the museum’s new site in City Park will take place later this year.

Click here to read the full article from WDSU.

Play With Me GalleryChildren’s museum move to City Park set, construction to start this year

January 25, 2017

A timetable has now been set to break ground and move the Louisiana Children’s Museum to City Park.

Prior to the announcement, the assembled crowd was taken on a virtual tour of the new 56,000 square foot facility.

Click here to read the full article from Fox News.

New plans for Children’s Museum in City Park

January 25, 2017

Officials unveiled plans for the Louisiana Children’s Museum after it moves to its new location in City Park in 2018.

The museum will sit on 8.5 acres, while the building itself will sit on less than one acre. The $45.5 million facility with $17 million raised from private money.

Click here to read the full article from WWLTV.

Louisiana Children Museum to start construction at City Park location

January 25, 2017

Today, the Louisiana Children’s Museum announced that they have completed their goal of $45.5 million, and plan to initiate the construction phase of the New Louisiana Children Museum located at City Park…

Click here to read the full article from Curbed New Orleans.

Louisiana Children’s Museum’s new City Park home moving closer to reality

January 20, 2017

The Louisiana Children’s Museum’s long-anticipated move2016-11-17_LCM_Perspective_Final to New Orleans’ City Park appears to be on track, with qualifications for construction bids for the $38 million facility due in two weeks.

The museum has been situated in the Warehouse districts since its founding more than three decades ago, and the move to City Park is aimed at offering more opportunity for children to experience the outdoors, with the new building slated to go up alongside one of the park’s lagoons.

Click here to read the full article from The Advocate New Orleans.

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